June 2011 Grade 5 & 6 News

The Grade 5 and 6 classes have been working to complete units for the end of the year. In English the students are reading Canadian mysteries and working on their own ghost stories to present to the class. In Math the Grade 6 class is working on graphing of lines and points. In Social Studies the class is taking a quick tour of Canada and it’s attractions. Speaking of Canada and History, the Grade 5 class just finished their trip to Wanuskewin. They were able to observe an archaeological dig and sift through carefully excavated dirt where some were able to find fragments of bone about 3000 years old. After a tour of the summer site for many Plains Cree and Dene generations, the students made Dream Catchers and some tried Bison Burgers before heading back to Hanley.

The Grade 6 class were able to complete their annual trip to the Moose Jaw Tunnels with the Dundurn Grade 6 class. The students toured the Western Development Museum, where the flight simulator was a big hit. Next they were treated to being bootleggers in the Capone gang and later part of the Chinese immigrant society during the tunnel tours.
With summer around the corner we wish everyone a happy summer holiday season!